MS. MARILOU FERNANDO and MS. SUMAYYA ABASS
My name is Marilou Hisoler-Fernando, I graduated from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Education and additional units in Masters of Education, and recently, as a certified Montessori Guide. I worked as a secretary for the president of Educational Research and Development Foundation for four years, a French organized foundation that caters to less fortunate children of the Philippines before I decided to teach. I have been in education for 23 years. I have taught in the Philippines for 14 years, 3 years in a nursery in Doha, and this is my sixth year in English Modern School, Khor.
My teaching Assistant is Ms. Sumayya Abass. This is her fifth year working with English Modern School in the ECE department. She previously worked on her degree in Commerce from the Calicut University in India. In the classroom we work together as a team and the students rely on both Ms. Sumayya and I to guide them to be better citizens and to learn the everyday skills that they will need throughout their lives.
We know that a strong partnership with parents will make a great difference in the child’s education. We believe that in order to be successful in school, children need support from both home and school,We also believe that children need to be encouraged to express themselves through verbal communication,manipulation of objects in their environment, creative play and discovery of the world around them to grow socially and emotionally.
MS. SWETHA DEENADAYALAN and MS. GANGA PINNADOOLA
I am Ms. Swetha, the Homeroom Teacher for KG1-B. I am a Computer Science graduate from Bharathiar University, India and a trained Montessori teacher from MONTITUTE, which is a Montessori Training Institute from Virginia, USA.
My career began in IT as a Project Head. Later, I moved into the teaching field as a homeroom teacher for Year 4 as well as a Computer Science teacher for Year 6 to Year 8. This is my ninth year in Qatar but my sixth year at EMS Khor.
I am so happy to have your little ones in my class. It is going to be an exciting year for your child with full of learning and fun. My goal is to make this year the best it can be for each student in the class. I am looking forward to work together as a team with students and parents to have a successful year.
All students should interact socially with each other. This will happen when students feel welcomed, safe. and are happy. I will ensure to make my classroom a safe and welcoming learning environment.
It is my pleasure to work with Ms. Ganga who is my teaching assistant. She has a National Diploma in Quantity surveying (Building Economics) from the International College of Business and Technology from Sri Lanka. This is her first year at EMS Khor.
MS. LILIA AL SARABI and MS. ROSEBELL AGAPAY
I’m Ms. Lilia and I am a KG2-A teacher. This will be my sixth year at EMS Khor.
I am a graduate of the Pedagogical University of Moldova, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics. I’m a trained Montessori teacher from MONTITUTE, which is a Montessori Training Institute from Virginia, USA.
This academic year 2018-19 will be my 6th year in Qatar and in EMS Khor, where I am going to work in a team with Ms. Rosebell Agapay, who will be the teacher assistant for KG-2A. This academic year 2018-19 will be her first year at EMS Khor. Ms.Rosebell has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She had 6 years of experience in working with diverse companies having dealt with variety of professionals and clientele.
As a new member of ECE team/family she aims to be a competent, dynamic and zealous team player that depicts and acts to what the work demands and calls for, through assisting and giving a hand to any possible way of support to the classroom teacher as to render and deliver the best fundamental step of learning experience to the kindergarten pupils.
As a team we share the responsibility for our student’s success.
I enjoy being a member of EMS Khor and teaching, as it gives me a chance to work with many students and to improve their understanding and love of the English language. My dream is to continue to share my passion for learning, my love for students, and my enthusiasm and dedication as a teacher.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” (Dr.Maria Montessori)
MS. CHATURA SAWANT and MS. JESS GRIEBENOW
My name is Ms Chatura Sawant. This is my fifth year at EMS Khor. Before coming to EMS, I had my own kindergarten in Doha. I also worked as a part time teacher in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Singapore International School from 2007- 2013 and was working as a chairperson for PSG ( Parents Support Group) at the same time. As a parent myself ,I am very supportive, friendly and listen to my parents.
I am a University Graduate in Commerce from Mumbai University and hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Mumbai Institute and a Diploma in Montessori from Virginia (USA).
Miss Jess is my teaching assistant,she has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. This is her fourth year working as a teacher assistant at EMS Khor. Our educational philosophy is to identify the needs of each student and assist them in becoming responsible and independent learners. Helping students to take responsibility for their actions, themselves and the environment around them help them to become Global Citizens who are able to effectively integrate into society in a meaningful and positive way.
We believe in teaching through play and in a fun way and see mistakes as learning opportunities. We also believe in working as a team with the teachers, students and parent support.
“ A Teacher Takes A Hand, Open A Mind, And Touches A Heart”.
MS. SAMEENA KHALID and MS. NENET LAZARTE
I am Ms. Sameena Khalid, Homeroom Teacher for KG2-C, as well as the KG Team Leader. Teaching has been my passion and I have been working as a teacher for the last 12 years and this is my sixth year at English Modern School as a Kindergarten teacher.
I have a Bachelor’s degree with Psychology and English Literature as majors, and a teaching certificate (CICTT) from the UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE International examinations (CIE). I also hold a Counselling Diploma from Banjara Academy, India.
I am a qualified kindergarten teacher with a Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Teachers Training (for 3 to 6 years old) from Virginia, USA.
I have the pleasure of working with Ms. Nenet Lazarte who is my teaching assistant. She has been working for EMS Khor for the last 4 years. Nenet has a two year Diploma in Computer Programming from Philippines.
Stories, letters, numbers, sharing blocks, puzzles, play, paint and play-dough make up the kindergarten world. Imagination and creativity are everywhere. The process is more important than the product, and learning is accomplished by doing, touching, and experiencing.
As an EMS team we aim to provide a safe, comfortable, stimulating, fun, and educational environment to achieve the developmental milestones necessary for a kindergarten student.